Bean is 23 years old and made the jump to the NHL this season, where he scored a goal and 12 points in 42 games. He’s currently a restricted free agent.
I’ll go more in-depth on the Bean trade in the coming days but as a note, I don’t like this deal for Carolina. Bean certainly had some defensive issues but he’s young and there’s definitely still a chance that he can become a top-four defenseman. His contract extension wasn’t going to cost much and to me, it would’ve been much more worthwhile to keep him around and hope he rounds out his game, rather than flipping him for a second-round pick.
In other smaller news, the Hurricanes also re-signed forward Spencer Smallman to a one-year contract, with a $750,000 cap hit.
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Do you like the Jake Bean trade for the Hurricanes?